April 30, 2012

Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese

I was looking for a way to use up leftover goat cheese and luckily stumbled across a fantastic recipe for an herbed goat cheese spread.  Paired with crostini, this recipe makes a great appetizer.

To make crostini, you just slice a baguette, then brush a little olive oil and sprinkle some salt on each slice.  It makes a great base for this cheese spread.

This recipe reminds me of cream cheese, but better.  If you're not a fan of thyme, substitute your favorite herb, with fresh herbs being preferable.

Crostini with Herbed Goat Cheese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients (24 appetizers)
  • 1 baguette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Herbed Goat Cheese
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and quartered
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Slice baguette into 1/2-inch slices on the diagonal. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle a little salt on each slice. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, in food processor bowl, combine goat cheese, yogurt, olive oil, green onion, thyme, pepper and garlic. Process until smooth.
  • Spread goat cheese mixture on each cooled crostini, or alternatively serve with crackers.
Recipe adapted from: Food.com
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